There are two kingdoms waging war. It's the Kingdom of light against the kingdom of darkness. The Word, also known as Yeshua, stands against the prince of this world, Satan. They both have a plan, one for restoration of man, the other for his destruction. The irony is, they oppose one another through mankind. You see, there are also two species of man. One is the image of the enemy, an altered race with the blood of angels mingled with their human blood according to Genesis 6:2. The other is in the image of Christ as they have entered into His blood covenant. His DNA, His stem cells reinforce and purge their blood, altering them to His image. In other words, it's Adam's descendants, the altered race, Satan's body against the last Adam, those that are born through the Word and united into the body of Christ.
The Adamic race is under the physical laws that govern earth as well as the laws created by man's systems. The last Adam submits to man's laws for the sake of order, but they live by the laws of the Kingdom. Where they conflict, they serve God not man. The laws that govern the world are subject to Kingdom law. For instance, as mentioned in the previous blast of this series, according to the natural laws of the world you cannot walk on water unless it is frozen. But scripture tells us all things are possible in God, so that law would supersede the world's laws and the Father of the new species, Yeshua walked calmly on the sea. In His mind He had perfect faith in the sovereignty of Kingdom law.
Satan is doing everything in his power to stop man's faith in Kingdom law, and the battle ground is our minds. You see man has been controlled through the mind since the garden. For 7 thousand plus years Satan has told them what they could do and what they could not do. He has either flooded mans' minds with negativity to hinder success that would benefit the Kingdom, or filled them with positive thoughts if it's something he wanted them to accomplish for him. An example of negativity, he may say to man's mind, "I am depressed". He hears, "I am depressed". Man, look around him, why am I depressed he wonders? He actually thinks it's his thought, because Satan interjected the thought to his mind in the first person. It may by chance be a rainy day. Oh yes, it's so gloomy, that's where my depression is coming from, lack of sunlight. Satan just pulled him into a spiritual law of God. "Be it as you believe" scripture says. It is a spiritual law, and God's sovereign authority makes it so. Satan is quite clever at doing this. A whole world has been built according to Satan's whims through this tactic. He feeds his desires to man in the first person, they take his thoughts as theirs, and do exactly what he wants them to do.
The children of the covenant, those born through the Word are not as easily fooled however. As they begin to mature in their Father's knowledge they more easily begin to discern the thoughts of the enemy. They think through scripture and if their thoughts do not line up with the Word of God they know exactly where the thought came from. They also know very well where the battle really is, not with flesh and blood, but in their minds.
II Corinthians 10:3-5backs this.
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not waraccording to the flesh.
4 For the weapons of ourwarfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pullingdownstrongholds(mindsets based on knowledge learned from the worlds intellect),
5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivityto the obedience of Christ,
The knowledge of God is far superior to the limited knowledge Father shared with the angels that taught the altered race of man. The knowledge of the one that created the universe far surpasses that of a mere creature He created! Yet fallen man has built a whole world and its systems on this limited knowledge. In Enoch, the 7th from Adam, we read,
3 "You have been in heaven(speaking to the fallen angels), but all the mysteries had not yet been revealed to you, and you knew worthless ones, and these in the hardness of your hearts you have made known to the women, and through these mysterieswomen and menworkmuch evil on earth."
Apostle Paul said it this way inI Corinthians 2:6-8,
6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,
8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Not only is this knowledge limited and partial, it is tainted further by the pride, lust and perversion of the angels behind it. In fact, Satan himself first introduced this knowledge to Eve. Her acceptance of his perverted thinking, the ingestion of his lies in her mind, gave birth in her heart to desire further his wisdom. An altered species began at that moment and would over time be further weakened and susceptible to corruption, decay and death. God had warned, don't touch, don't taste of that knowledge knowing it would destroy them, He knew His children would die. Again let us turn to the book of Enoch.
11 For men were createdexactly like the angels, to the intent that they should continue pure and righteous, and death, which destroys everything, could not have taken hold of them; but through thistheir knowledge they are perishing, and through this power it is consuming me.
Satan corrupted not only Eve through this knowledge, but all she and Adam were made caretakers of. Instead of multiplying and being fruitful, all would now be born to die. This was the fate of all creation. The whole earth suffered terribly along with all on it as Eve's mind became one with Satan's, binding her and all her descendants forever to him. He became their father and prince of the world they would build. Because of Satan's evil wisdom man is blind, deaf and crippled. Their bodies are riddled with terminal diseases, minds are ruined, children born deformed. On and on the list of tragedies go, yet ignorant man continues to pride himself on what he has learned of the world's knowledge and the horror story continues.
Romans 1:22-28speaks plainly of them,
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Man has worshiped just about everything except the Almighty that created him, all brought about because of the knowledge they chose. Their minds and bodies are contaminated through the lust and perversion permitted by the world.
24 ThereforeGod also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 ForthisreasonGod gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with mencommitting what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. Mankind's bodies are corrupted, mortal, subject to disease and death because of these things. They are traits bred into man through the angels and condoned by their twisted knowledge.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
The covenant children understand how man, once perfect and in God's image, became an altered species. As descendants of Adam they turned into a people capable of carrying out the morbid desires of Satan. They also completely understand what has been fed to the minds of mankind is horribly deadly. They comprehend as well how the first man learned lust and perversion from Satan's knowledge and therefore chose flesh and blood as a means of reproduction. They know also, that the offspring of this type of union will die. Thankfully God had a plan for our restoration that has now been revealed to the children. Jesus would be born into the altered race to die for our mistakes.
14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, HeHimselflikewiseshared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetimesubject to bondage.
16 For indeedHe does not give aid to angels, but He doesgive aid to the seed of Abraham.
Galatians 3:29tells us,
29 And if you are Christ's, then you areAbraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
But, more importantly they understandJohn 3:3-6.
3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
4 Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water(baptism)and the Spirit(born through the Word and filled with the Holy Spirit), he cannotenter the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Being born after the flesh continues the bloodlines of the lustful angels, exactly what Satan wants. Instead of the infusion of angels being bred out over time their bloodlines grew stronger. What the flesh desires, based on the world's knowledge, is entirely different from what our spirit man, through the knowledge of God would choose according to His law. Mates were therefore chosen and children born to them through the flesh and that knowledge. Guess what? We are those children! Now do we better understand why we must be born again, this time through the Word, the knowledge of God, through the incorruptible seed of God?
I Peter 1:23
23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever (God's knowledge),
You see, God's knowledge, His Word was given a bodysuit to dwell on earth to return God's Wisdom to man. It was in fact the same knowledge that Adam and Eve had so foolishly turned their backs on. The Word was named Yeshua in Hebrew, or Jesus in English. He is the Lamb of God, the light of the world, or you could say, God's knowledge is the light and life of the world. Everything was created through the Word.
3 All things were made through Him(the Word, Yeshua), and without Himnothing was made that was made.
4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it(the kingdom of darkness still cannot comprehend it!).
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
God's covenant people establish His Kingdom on earth as they establish His knowledge and the light grows stronger.
Revelation 21:23-24explains the end result.
23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of Godilluminated it. The Lamb(the Word, Jesus)is its light.
24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earthbring their glory and honor into it.
II Corinthians 4:6tells us,
6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ(who is the Word of God).
The righteous and the elect, God's new species, will walk in this light and even the holy angels, those that did not follow Satan are at this time encouraged to learn more of God's knowledge as we see in Enoch.
2 Blessed are ye, ye righteous and elect, for glorious shall be your lot(the church glorious).
3 And the righteous shall be in the light of the sun, and the elect in the light of eternal life: the days of their life shall be unending(eternal), and the days of the holywithout number.
4 And they shall seek the light(choose God's knowledge) and find righteousness with the Lord of Spirits: there shall be peace to the righteous in the name of the Eternal Lord.
5 And after thisit shall be said to the holy in heaven(the faithful angels) that they should seek out the secrets of righteousness, the heritage of faith: for it has become bright as the sun upon the earth, and the darkness is past.
6 And there shall be a light that never endeth, and to a limit (lit, 'number') of daysthey shall not come, for the darkness shall first have been destroyed, and the light established before the Lord of Spirits and the light of uprightnessestablished foreverbefore the Lord of Spirits(through those born again through the Word, the new species of man).
In closing, remember the battle between the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of light is in our minds. Satan controls and defeats man through accusations, deception and lies. The elect know His blood has satisfied all charges and by the Word of their testimony, based on God's knowledge, they will prevail. Man's intellect, founded on the world's knowledge, backs the kingdom of darkness to the defeat of this world and its systems, while the minds of those born through the Word are being filled with knowledge that will bring a new heaven and a new earth into being for the Kingdom of Light. Through Christ's victory on the cross and God's knowledge, backed by the sovereignty of His law there is life and hope for all on this planet. It is also through the light of this knowledge the kingdom of darkness is destroyed, creation is restored and Christ's victory is enforced to earth.